Opinion

Editorial: Former colony now the coloniser
Editorial: Former colony now the coloniser
Colonialism is alive and well. Last week, India forcefully asserted its control over its portion of Kashmir. A communications blackout left people...
Men should embrace feminism
Men should embrace feminism
When I go jogging around a park or pass a construction site, I do not have to worry that I might be sexually harassed by being dragged into a bush...
Editorial: On nonviolent resistance
Editorial: On nonviolent resistance
Since June, Hong Kong has been rocked by anti-government protests that have only grown in size and intensity. Initially, protesters wanted the...
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
In times of economic crisis, the flourishing of fear and ignorance always seems to coincide with the death of common sense and compassion. As...
Editorial: The magic amount: R500 000
Editorial: The magic amount: R500 000
One of the most pressing political crises (of this year, at least) started with our multibillionaire president being questioned in Parliament about...
South Africa fails to tap into immigration pot of gold
South Africa fails to tap into immigration pot of gold
Recent news reports indicate an ever-weakening South African economy, shocking unemployment levels and a worrying skills exodus. The taxpayer base...
Why babies and mothers are still dying
Why babies and mothers are still dying
Wash hands? Check. Monitor heart rate? Check. Prepare essential supplies? Check. These might seem like obvious steps for medical professionals to...
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
I wonder occasionally why that particularly loathsome locution, to say someone has “penned” a book (only slightly more loathsome than to say...
How China could solve its Hong Kong problem
How China could solve its Hong Kong problem
What do South African fallist protests, United States President Donald Trump, Brexit and United Kingdom opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn have in...
UK visas discriminate against Africans
UK visas discriminate against Africans
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to change immigration rules to make the United Kingdom “even more open, even more...
Inkatha Freedom Party disputes M&G Ingonyama report
Inkatha Freedom Party disputes M&G Ingonyama report
A sweetheart deal. This is how the Ingonyama Trust has been repeatedly described: millions of hectares of land in return for the Inkatha...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
The age of the feminist influencer
The age of the feminist influencer
Let’s face it. Social media is built for show offs. People who feel no way about rebranding themselves as the avant garde of a movement they...

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